David Soul born David Richard Solberg in Chicago, Illinois on 28 August 1943, is an American-born British actor and singer and best known for his role as the "seat-of-the-pants"California police Det. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (opposite co-star and long-time friend Paul Michael Glaser) in the television program Starsky and Hutch (1975-79). He became a British citizen in 2004.
After a successful singing career, including hits such as "Don't Give Up on Us" and "Silver Lady", Soul fell into relative obscurity during the 1980s, during which time he fought a long battle with alcoholism, although he frequently made guest appearances in various US television series, with the occasional small film role. In 1988 he starred as the infamous Florida robber Michael Platt in the Tv film "In the Line of Duty: The FBI murders", which depicted the 1986 FBI Miami shootout. [wikipedia]